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Gingival Inflammation

August 13th, 2017


  • Look For

  • Swelling and erythema of the gums.
  • Interpretation

  • Gingivitis - generalised swelling and erythema.
  • Abscess - localised swelling and erythema.
  • Pericoronitis - inflammation surrounding a partially erupted tooth (e.g. wisdom tooth).
  • Causes of Gingival Inflammation

  • Infection - bacterial, viral, fungal
  • Trauma
  • Dermatologic - lichen planus, pemphygoid, erythema multiforme
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Malnutrition
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